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a record number of deportations under the obama administration. record now 1.8 million people have been deported. the border is more secure than it's ever been in o'our recent history, and the fact of the matter is that something like this which deals with issues like the border, it deals with what to do with the broken legal immigration system, both sides agree that it's broken, but also deals in a humane matter with 11 million people who are here without their documents and who have been here for many years, many of them have children here, have grandchildren here and have contributed to this society and to this economy for many, many decades. this is something extremely well received. >> the politics of this, republicans as john mccain was the first to say yesterday, republicans have to deal with the facts of life here. now, ironically, if john mccain and lindsey graham and others had joined with george w. bush, this could have been done in 2007. >> right. what john mccain sort of didn't say but implied was what has changed about this issue? it's simple. november 6th, the 2012 genera
to the press or public. the obama administration has done their sixth prosecution, which is more than any other administration in all other administrations in history. i congratulate them for pursuing people who leak classified information. fact check. >> andrea: beckel almanac? >> bob: no, this is fact check. factoid is correct. >> greg: you can't arrest yourself. >> bob: i congratulate the obama administration. >> kimberly: down to five seconds. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ >> bret: a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. is this the one thing washington can come together on? politics and the policy. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. almost everyone in washington agrees the immigration system is broken. and needs fixing. but forget the small print. no one could even agree on the major points. now, that may be changing. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about a proposal that might actually have a chance. >> day before the president unveils the immigration reform plan in las vegas, bipartisan group of senators laid down
a republican both cried out for the party's revitalization, new ideas, and the voices. obama administration stalwart treasury secretary gagger and secretary of state clinton bidding farewell to the administration. clinton finally this week testifying on benghazi, trying to explain away one of the administration's biggest failures. another week in which president obama has dispatched vice-president biden to campaign against the second amendment. the president's inaugural this week. next week he launches his campaign for comprehensive immigration reform. next week senator kerry to be confirmed as the next secretary of state as early as tuesday. the president's nominee to replace the outgoing defense secretary, leon panetta, this week maintaining a low profile. secretary panetta competing for media and public attention when he made a surprise announcement as he lifted the ban on female troops in combat. retired army general and done what the, the first female four-star general and the army joins us your life. we begin tonight with a unanimous court ruling seen as a major setback for the presid
years ago. congressional record shows that senator obama said this about the bush administration. it took 42 presidents 224 years to run up only one trillion of foreign held debt. this administration did more than that in just five years. he was right the bush administration did that. but now obama's administration has done much worse. they have run up another 6 trillion in debt. how is that possible when just a few years ago barack obama believed this. >> america has a debt problem. therefore tends to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. >> this year president obama demands congress raise the debt limit without condition. i want the old barack obama back. he made sense. a new guy, he scares the heck out of me. i fear he's going to bankrupt my country. that's our show, i am john stossel. we will be back next week. (applause) captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. >> i am heather childers. welcome to america's news headquarters. >> glad you are with us. topping the news at this hour u.s. tax funder deal gave egypt some of the advanced military technology in
the obama administration seems certain to appeal this to the supreme court, brian. >> huge decision today. pete williams from our d.c. newsroom tonight. pete, thanks. >>> president filled a big job today that does not require congressional approval. he named a veteran of his own staff, his new chief of staff in the white house. denis mcdonough comes from the foreign policy shop. he has been deputy national security director. his was one of the faces around the table in the situation room during the bin laden raid. he goes back to the senate days with obama. he replaces jack lew, nominated to run the treasury department. >>> mitt romney, who has disappeared from public life since the election, was spotted today having surfaced in washington. he and his wife were saluted by the marriott corporation. his staff did not allow any media at the event. he will also attend the annual bipartisan alfalfa club dinner saturday night. >>> with the president now six days into his second term, a whole lot of republicans across this country are thinking about how things might have turned out differently.
today to keep the spotlight on gun violence and to back the obama administration's push for stricter gun laws. gun rights supporters are finding ways to demonstrate their own passions over the issue. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with more. kristen? >> reporter: lester, good evening. today's rally was organized by advocacy groups, one million moms for gun control. it was a day filled with emotion but also reality. the nation is still sharply divided when it comes to guns. a ground swell of support for stiffer gun laws and thousands rallied in washington to call for change in the wake of the newtown shooting, holding signs bearing the names of those lost and speaking their minds. >> no more. it's time to do something about it. >> we can and must free our nation of this scourge of gun violence. >> reporter: among the crowds mothers who have lost children to guns, elected officials, and parents from the newtown community. >> we're grieving but hopeful that something so atrocious can bring about some change. >> reporter: smaller gun control rallies across the
we can get behind. thousands have signed a white house petition asking the obama administration to declare each monday after the super bowl an official day off. police are searching for maple tree thieves. and the ice boat regatta. you're watching "early today". >> now some stories that caught our eye this morning. an incredible high-speed chase in oklahoma city was caught on camera. leaning out the rear window, one of the passengers manages to unhook a trailer, sending it flying toward a car in oncoming traffic. slamming into a light pole and losing the rear wheels eventually slows the suspects to a halt. police apprehend the runaway driver. all on tape. >>> washington state park is facing a bizarre case of sticky fingers. 21 maple trees, some more than 100 years old, have been cut down and stolen from the park. rangers say based on the size and nature of the pieces stolen, thieves took the fine wood to make maple guitars and violins. sadly, even if the thieves are caught, the century-old trees cannot be replaced. maple trees. >>> in tampa the pirates have taken over. yes, they
signed a white house petition asking the obama administration to declare each monday after the super bowl an official day off. where do i sign? >>> straight ahead, police are searching for maple tree thieves. yeah. i kid you not. >>> plus, tiger woods is around, but it ain't over yet, an iceberg regatta. >>> the snow and ice this morning is more annoying. we have a dangerous weather situation heading our way across the country with severe weather. details coming up. >>> welcome back. now some stories that caught our eye this morning. an incredible high-speed chase in oklahoma city was caught on camera. leaning out the rear window, one of the passengers manages to unhook a trailer, sending it flying toward a car in oncoming traffic. slamming into a light pole and losing the rear wheels eventually slows the suspects to a halt. police apprehend the runaway driver. >>> washington state park is facing a bizarre case of sticky fingers. 21 maple trees, some more than 100 years old, have been cut down and stolen from the park. rangers say based on the size and nature of the pieces stolen, thieves
? >> a sense situation. we will watch it with you. thank you. the obama administration's fight for gun restrictions is not aimed at republicans. the vice president targets a state where both senators are democrats. a harrowing look at how law and order is being maintained in the middle of a war. see life in the best light. outdoors, or in. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is best for you. [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. >>> the white house has the fight over new gun restrictions to the american people. they are trying
-style push to get those stiff gun measures passed, that you just talked about. the obama administration has sort of taken this tactic in the past, during the payroll tax cut fight, during the student loan fight, really circumventing congress and trying to build a ground swell of support among the people, to pressure congress to get what it wants to get done passed. so in this case, that is the stiffer gun law. so you're going to see vice president biden out today, holding that roundtable, talking about gun legislation. he'll be joined by his cabinet secretaries as well as a democratic senator, tim kaine, to really try to talk to the people about why he thinks this for gun legislation is a good idea. but, of course, as you just mapped out, there is a lot of opposition to this, particularly in states like virginia. so they're hoping to get moderates on their side, so that when this really does go to a fight, they will have the votes in the end. senior administration officials tell me, privately, they think that there is a lot of support for universal background checks and for limiting high-ca
of politics involved in all this as well, right? >> there is tons of politics. the obama administration has been saying that we really need this power of recess appointments because over the past 2, 3, 4, 5, years, congress has gotten, the republicans in congress have gotten far more partisan. they've gotten much, much more aggressive about preventing confirmation of nlrb appointees and of judicial appointees. and i'm sure that many in the obama administration are really tremendously up set by this decision because it really might seriously block their ability to name the people that they feel under the constitution they have the right to nominate. >> all right, steven greenhouse of the "new york times," thanks so much for joining us. >> nice to be here. >> brown: coming up-- location reports from two newshour correspondents: margaret warner in jerusalem, and ray suarez in davos, switzerland. plus, the advances against islamist rebels in mali; zero waste in san francisco; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his
organization for the obama administration. >> male models moonlighting as handymen. >> mike wallace is spinning in his grave. >> let's get to our panel now, angela rye is a political strategist. dr. james peterson is a contributor to thegrio.com and ryan grim, d.c. bureau chief for "the huffington post." welcome to all of you. i'm glad you're watching again ryan behind you on the screen. professor peterson, we saw a lot of the president this weekend, a lengthy interview given to the new republic and that interview with hillary clinton on "60 minutes." i see republicans grumbling about that interview. is that because it made democrats seem like mature, well-mannered, adults who are trying to get something done? >> yeah. for all of their critique about what they perceived as being a softball interview, have you ever seen a republican politician on a fox news interview? certainly there's a double standard there in their mind. at the end of the day here, i think that the president and secretary clinton being in the same space at the same time is an important sort of sense for the democratic party g
of politics involved in all this as well right? >> there is tons of politics. the obama administration has been saying that we really need this power of recess appointments because over the past 2 3 4 5 years congress has gotten, the republicans in congress have gotten far more partisan. they've gotten much much more aggressive about preventing confirmation of nlrb appointees and of judicial appointees. and i'm sure that many in the obama administration are really tremendously up set by this decision because it really might seriously block their ability to name the people that they feel under the constitution they have the right to nominate. >> all right steven greenhouse of the "new york times," thanks so much for joining us. >> nice to be here. >> brown: coming up-- location reports from two newshour correspondents: margaret warner in jerusalem and ray suarez in davos, switzerland. plus, the advances against islamist rebels in mali; zero waste in san francisco; and shields and brooks. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: president obama chose his long-tim
on the latest step in the obama administration's effort to pass new gun control legislation. >>> reporter: vice president joe biden is heading to virginia today to try to gain public support for president obama's gun control proposals. >> it's not about keeping bad guns out of the hands of good people. it's about keeping all guns out of the hands of bad people. >> reporter: on capitol hill thursday gun victims and law enforcement officers joined a group of democratic lawmakers as dianne feinstein announced her own bill which would eliminate high capacity magazines and ban assault weapons. >> military-style assault weapons have but one purpose, and in my view that's a military purpose. >> reporter: the lawmakers say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school shows that assault weapons need to be banned. >> a number of the police who came to newtown said to me, we could not have stopped that shooter even with the body armor we were wearing with that kind of assault weapon. >> reporter: but vice president biden downplayed the need for an assault weapons
a coherence in the obama administration, which revolution they're support, but clearly i understand where the president and secretary clinton were coming from when they said we need to be very cautious when we decide what we're going to do next. >> just to pick up on your point, failed states are the great problem. >> yes. no structure, no security. they create instability in whatever region they happen to be in. this is not about the middle east. it's about how do we moving forward deal with the problem of basically anarchy in many parts of the world. >> and before we let you go, i mean, we're also -- this is on the heels of hostage situations in algeria. increased activity by al qaeda. the question is where does the west look for leadership, and where is the leadership? >> that's a good question. it highlights how explosive a small isolated situation can have global implications. the three cities that president morsi has put under a state of emergency, they're all long the suez canal. one of the most important waterways for global interest, american naval vessels pass through the suez c
>> greg: you can't arrest yourself. >> bob: i congratulate the obama administration. >> kimberly: down to five seconds. thank you for watching. see you tomorrow. ♪ >> bret: a bipartisan plan for immigration reform. is this the one thing washington can come together on? politics and the policy. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. almost everyone in washington agrees the immigration system is broken. and needs fixing. but forget the small print. no one could even agree on the major points. now, that may be changing. chief political correspondent carl cameron tells us about a proposal that might actually have a chance. >> day before the president unveils the immigration reform plan in las vegas, bipartisan group of senators laid down the framework on the controversial issue. >> we do not want immigration as a wedge issue. much rather we want a bipartisan bill that solves the problems and becomes law. >> four democrats joined four republicans including arizona senator john mccain, top g.o.p. advocate for immigration reform for years. influential
the obama administration has a big bet on the muslim brotherhood and they feel that they are the own representative of the arab spring and now we see on the streets of cairo the arab spring is larger than the islamist. >> do you expect to see stability in the next few months? >> if we try to do a projection and look at what we are doing and not to do, it is sad to say we project more of the same as long as mr. morce yethe islamist has not understood that egypt needs a change. >> thank you for joining us with the insight. >> thank you. evidence that north korea may be ready to conduct a nuclear test. the site near the frevous nuclear test is showing signs of activity. it is difficult for officials to determine. roads are cleared of snow and the tunnel to the mountain side may be closed off. >> and preparing to take a break of worrythe world's hot spotsment secretary hillary clinton is leaving on a high note. they sat down for a unusual joint 60 minutes interview. a lot of the foreign country policy wins were due to mrs. clintton's hard work. >> i want to have a chance to say publicly
. the obama administration may be headed to the supreme court after a legal setback for the president today. a federal appeals court ruled that president obama violated the constitution when he sidestepped the united states senate to fill open spots on the labor relations panel. the court says the power did -- president did not have their power. the president said the senate was not in session. the course said it was. some analysts are calling this unanimous decision an emberrassing setback for the president. president obama said he made the appointment of the senate republicans blocked every single thing we did. >> they've idea a rule where they stayed in session but nobody was there. >> they have a couple of people come in and hold, literally, a minute session, and then recess for a couple more days and then old another minute session. they were doing this especially or specifically to avoid saying they were in n recess so the president couldn't make recess appointment. he said they weren't really in session so he appointed three people to the nlrb. this is a year ago, january of 2012. th
the hill to the administration. >> senator kerry's support is not expected to dwindle. he is very likely to become the next secretary of state. handy capping the odds for confirmation of president obama's other nominees for important decision is tricky. when i nominated him for 2011 i took action to appoint him on my own. >> that appointment expires at the end of this year. president obama renominated him this week. the senator was one of 45 senators opposing his nomination last year. he said until key structural changes are made to ensure accountability and transparency i will continue my opposition to any nominee for director. >> the national security advisor for john brennan to become cia director. chuck hagel to become defense secretary could be bumpy. both men have been making the rounds on capitol hill trying to convince senators they are each capable of filling critical national security posts for the next four years. heather? >> peter doocy reporting from washington. thanks, peter. >>> a major set back for president obama. a federal court of appeals ruled he violated the u.s. con
into such allegations. >> the u.n. probe comes as the obama administration appears to be escalating its drone warfare abroad, launching more than a dozen attacks in yemen and pakistan already this year. this week the u.s. launched at least five drone strikes in yemen in as many days, according to some reports, the latest attack mistakenly killed two children in yemen. north korea is selling to conduct further rocket launches and nuclear test and at the united states. the government issued the threat against what it calls its sworn enemy one day after the insecurity council resolution tightened sanctions in response to a north korean rocket launch last month. the u.n. resolution was approved with the backing of china, north korea's long major diplomatic ally. china is calling for a resumption of six-party talks in a bid to diffuse tensions. a former informant for the u.s. drug enforcement a ministration has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in the 2008 attacks in mumbai. david headley has submitted to scouting targets for the group linked to the attacks. the group is blamed for killing
's largest cities. president obama's administration is calling for serious national dialogue. but in this report, opposition leaders are not willing to cooperate with new government rules. >> reporter: egypt's main opposition bloc, which is made of el bar tie and other candidates have rejected an offer to come to the presidential palace and resolve political differences around the negotiating table. in fact the opposition says they won't participate until president morsi cans also a newly approved constitution and more importantly dissolves the current government. for his part, though, president morsi does not seem to be acquiescing. in fact he believes he has the man dade to govern with the current agenda and issue a strong warning to the country and those behind the protests that have ravaged the country. he's declared a state of emergency in three cities along the suez canal, also imposed a curfew and given the military the authority to arrest civilians. it gives you a sense of the kind of tension that's grappled with egypt both political and on the street. meanwhile, unre
the obama administration is taking to beef up security at u.s. facilities worldwide. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to leave the state department and our country safer, stronger and more secure. heather: doug mckelway is live for us on capitol hill with the very latest. doug, we're learning new details seems moment by moment. what can you tell us? >> reporter: well, most recent thing, senator rand paul absolutely skewering the secretary of state moments ago calling the attack on benghazi the worst since 9/11. he said he would have removed the secretary of state from her post because of that. among other new revelations she was asked directly if she was made aware of requests by ambassador stevens and others for heightened security in benghazi in light of 30 previous security threats and two specific attacks? here was her response. >> first, let's start on the night of september 11th itself and those difficult early days. i directed our response from the state department, stayed in close contact with of
openings for the obama administration that weren't there in the first four years. you know, we're out of iraq. we're going to be out of afghanistan, our troops out of afghanistan at the end of next year. i think there are going to be some foreign policy challenges with iran and syria and libya and who knows where. and maybe a little bit more of an opening for foreign policy. we also know that presidents in their second term, they tend to turn to foreign policy in those final two years when it is so hard to get things through congress. so i would say, you know, and he's got a secretary of state who's very experienced in john kerry and who also has a relationship with barack obama. >> is there anything he can't do now that secretary clinton will be -- again, friday is her last day. what capability does he lose in her specifically? >> well, she had a great history. she was a -- you know, has often been said a rock star around the world. that was a big help in many of her travels that she was seen as such a celebrity. a real focus on the plight of women and girls in some parts of the worl
't like the obama administration, and they've come to washington to change the way things are done, and what we saw in the rhetorical fight between secretary clinton and senator johnson was a clash of sort of two systems, one the tea party system that, you know, flies in the face of decorum in washington, but then it went up against secretary clinton and old washington hand who has been under the national spotlight and global spotlight for 20 years sitting in front of that -- in front of that committee and other committees for many, many years, so she knew how to handle them, thou. >> she knew how to handle them, and john kerry took them to school yesterday when johnson said to kerry, well, we don't know what happened in benghazi yet, and kerry said, well, did you sit with us for hours when we on the committee watched those tapes, the videotapes? we know exactly what happened. we had intelligence experts taking us through it. well, no, i wasn't there. weren't you there? it was available to all of us. i mean, they're not doing their homework. briefly, chris, on guns, the end of a ve
% who favor a ban on assault weapons. how crucial will the obama administration's event, like the one we're going to see today, be to getting something passed legislatively. this whole big pr push they have going on? >> one thing that struck me when we heard senator feinstein read that litany of places that have seen terrible shooting rampages is that one thing that is different this time is that there is at least a big debate going on about it in washington that has engaged the president. it's been a decade since that has happened in response tho to these shooting incidents and tragedies. so that's different. what isn't different is that as we heard senator schumer and others acknowledge, a very hard road to go to get actual legislation passed here. now i think more likely that we would see something like universal background checks or this gun trafficking measure that's going to be introduced by senator gillibrand and others, senator kirk in the next few days. hard to see senator feinstein's bill actually being enacted. and yet it is clearly true there is something different going on t
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state of the obama administration's response to the attack. four months later, the administration still cannot or will not name the terrorist groups responsible for the attacks or the names of these group leaders. four months later, despite constant video footage that many members of congress have seen and many eyewitnesses, not a single benghazi terrorist suspect is in custody. four months later, the unfinished business has had access to only one suspect, ali, for just three hours and the tunisian government kept the f.b.i. team waiting for more than five weeks -- five weeks when they were finally granted access. four months later, the administration still has not discussed the serious between the groups behind the benghazi attack and the leaders of the attack on the u.s. embassies in cairo, tunis the same week of september 11. four months later, following the pickering report on state department failures leading up to the attack, not a single state department employee has been fired and held responsible for their role in denying adequate security for the consulate in benghazi. four mo
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